NACMS has classified our publications by level to aid you in finding material most helpful to you:

  • Basic for those new to the Marianist world and having little or no prior knowledge of Marianist history or the Marianist charism
  • Intermediate for those who have some knowledge and understanding of things Marianist
  • Advanced for those who have significant knowledge and understanding of things Marianist and want to go deeper
  • Resource materials, including prayers, activities, and reflections for individuals and groups
  • Reference materials, including source documents and compendia
William Joseph Chaminade

The Soldier of Mary: William Joseph Chaminade

A tribute to Blessed Chaminade originally published in a French newspaper in honor of his beatification.

I Had a Dream the Other Night: Chaminade Interview and Stability

Father Paul Landolfi, SM, shares his “dream interview” with Blessed Chaminade. The duo discuss the Marianist vow of Stability, with our Blessed Founder emphasizing the importance and inclusive nature of this commitment to Mary and Jesus and the Marianist Family.

Father Chaminade’s Son, Justin

This is a sketch, then, of Chaminade’s son. Oh, yes, Chaminade had a son. . . . No, this was not a son in the tabloid headline style, the result of some indiscretion. But he was, nonetheless, really Chaminade’s son. His name is Justin Dumontet.

William Joseph Chaminade, His Apostolic Intent and His Engagement with Schools, Instruction, and Education: An Historical Portrait

Recommended for school administrators and for those who seek to deepen their philosophy of Marianist education

Spiritual Direction: Chaminade and Chevaux

Explore spiritual direction in early Marianist life.

Venerable Chaminade’s Etat: A Forerunner of Secular Institutes

This study looks at Chaminade's plan to unite certain young men and women within the ranks of his Bordeaux Sodality in the observance of the traditional vows of evangelical perfection while remaining in the secular world and its implications for today.

Confidential Memorandum

The "Confidential Memorandum" is a diatribe full of false assertions used to have Chaminade removed from authority so Roussel, its author, could position himself to assume leadership in the Society of Mary.

Marianist Heritage Sites Photo Album

A collection of photos of foundational sites for the Marianist Family, along with detailed descriptions of the photos and locations.

Episode 20: "We are All Missionaries:" Reading Chaminade's Letter of 1839

Patti Gehred and Sr. Gabby Bibeau discuss the most famous and most important letter in Marianist history: Father Chaminade's Letter to the Retreat Masters of 1839.

Episode 17: Beatification Memories (Interviews Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Chaminade's Beatification)

In this podcast, we interview six different people who were at the Beatification and the events surrounding it. Each of them provides their own perspective on that experience, as well as the legacy of Chaminade officially being named "Blessed."

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